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Woods Trail

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 3.1 (8)

A nice ride through the woods followed by a brutal climb up a rockslide.


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6.5

Miles

10.5

KM

Doubletrack

2,950' 899 m

High

1,311' 400 m

Low

1,775' 541 m

Up

343' 105 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

The trailhead for this trail is at the top of Hicks Road at the junction with Mt. Umunhum Road. The fire road winds through the woods with some moderate climbs for several miles, then begins to climb steeply up to El Sombroso. A section in the middle of the climb may require some hike-a-bike as it exceeds 20% grade on a very loose surface.

This route has excellent views of Mt. Umunhum and the entire eastern valley, at least while you are catching your breath.

At the top of Woods Road, you can continue straight on the Limekiln Trail to descend to Lexington Reservoir or turn right onto Kennedy Trail to descend to Kennedy Road.

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Craig Gleason

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  3.1 from 8 votes

#20881

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  3.1 from 8 votes
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Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve - Kennedy and Limekiln junction. with permission from Alexander Avtanski
Jun 27, 2016 near Lexingt…, CA
Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. with permission from Alexander Avtanski
Jun 27, 2016 near Lexingt…, CA
This is the peak of the lime kiln trail to my knowledge. It is also the junction between the lime kiln trail and the Kennedy Trail. You can either return down the lime kiln trail, or go down the Kennedy trail.
Apr 4, 2021 near Lexingt…, CA

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Aug 17, 2018
Steve Dorsey
Not sure why this trail starts at Hicks, you want to ride it the other direction. Downhill is fun, mostly wide with lots of room and can get fast.
May 31, 2018
Stephen Benson
doubletrack mostly
Sep 14, 2017
Fredrik Jansson
6.5mi
Sep 2, 2016
Ray Krebs